As product managers we are constantly learning – just like the prototypes we design, build, test and iterate, we need to evolve and change.
The Product Manager’s bookshelf is a page I constantly revisit and delve into. It gives me inspiration, direction and plenty of food for thought in my own product journey. I hope it does likewise for you. (You can also source the bookshelf via my Pinterest page.
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
The Lean Startup is about learning what your customers really want. It’s about testing your vision continuously, adapting and adjusting before it’s too late. A great resource for anyone looking to design and launch
This is Service Design by Marc Stinkdorn and Jakob Schneider
This is one of my favourite ‘go to’ books and looks a bit battered and worn from constant referencing and use. A great resource with practical ideas and application to product and service design challenges.
The Secrets of Big Business Innovation by Dan Taylor
Dan Taylor knows what it means to innovate and drive change within big business. A must read for any product managers working within big corporates and grappling with the challenge of developing and leading an in-house, sustainable program of innovation.